The Venue
LIVE AT THE VENUE
Sat 16 Nov - Sabbra Cadabra
Sat 23 Nov - DURANanDURAN
Fri 6 Dec - Tiderays
Sat 28 Dec - The Lutras
Wed 1 Jan - Goggsie's Midnight Scunners
See Live Band Listings for more info

CLUBS AT THE VENUE
Friday - Friday
Saturday - One Party, Two Floors
Funktion - Sat 30 Nov
Dubsidence - Sat 7 Dec
See Club Listings for more info

EXTERNAL LINKS
Live Band Listings

For available dates please contact bookings@thevenuedumfries.co.uk

Saturday 16 November
Sabbra CadabraSabbra Cadabra

Sabbra Cadabra is the closest thing you can get to an early 1970s Black Sabbath show without using a time travel device! The group features Neil Priddey on lead guitar as ‘Tony’, Tim Campling on bass as ‘Geezer’, Stuart Mills on drums as ‘Bill’ and of course, starring as ‘Ozzy’, is vocalist Kevin McGillian. The Sabbra Cadabra show is a very faithful reproduction of early Sabbath material, featuring absolute classics from the first 8 albums with the original line-up between 1970 and 1978. The attention to detail with performing and attempting to look like the Godfathers of Heavy Metal is simply superb. After all, you don’w want to watch just a bunch of guys in jeans and t-shirts do you?! Sabbra Cadabra get as close as you can get to being authentic to the legend that is Black Sabbath, so they don’t play any Ozzy solo material, they don’t play anything from after 1978 and they don’t play the songs like a covers band would! For a totally absorbing and realistic Black Sabbath material (and many have said better-sounding than the last couple of Sabbath concerts...) then you simply cannot miss seeing Sabbra Cadabra for the best Sabbath experience you’re likely to see! Don’t miss it! Sabbra Cadabra play 2 hours of non-stop classic Sabbath...no Ozzy solo songs...no Randy Rhoads or Zakk Wylde 'interpretations' of Sabbath...no dodgy wigs...no 'pub band cover versions'...no changing the keys from the originals...THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO SABBATH, PLAYED LIKE SABBATH, SOUNDS LIKE SABBATH!

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £10 in advance, £12 on the door. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 23 November
DURANanDURANDURANanDURAN

DURANanDURAN are Scotland’s premier Duran Duran tribute band. Recreating the original classic line-up and bringing you all the big hits from Planet Earth to Paper Gods, 4 decades of perfect pop songs are covered by brilliant musicians and fans of the band. Catch Daniel LeBon, Paul, Michael and Gary Taylor along with Alan Rhodes live to experience a top night of fantastic hit songs and often some surprises along the way.

The band have been going strong for 8 years now, although this new improved line-up have been together for a year when it was decided to use a live keyboard player to enhance the experience for the gig goers. Playing the likes of Oran Mor and SWG3 in Glasgow, along with the o2 Arena in Newcastle, you can be sure this is a band who love playing the big shows with their big sound.

Not to be missed.



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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Tickets £9. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Saturday 30 November
DATE UNAVAILABLE FOR LIVE MUSIC
See clubs page for details on this date

Friday 6 December
TideraysTiderays

plus Kasama & Tranqua Lite

‘Audibly a force to be reckoned with…’ RaveChild 2017

Since they began in January 2017, Tiderays have established themselves on both a local level, selling out their debut EP launch, and on the Scottish music scene as a whole. Taking influence from bands such as Frightened Rabbit, Fatherson and Bon Iver, the band have amalgamated these influences with their own personal musical backgrounds, ultimately creating a truly original Scottish indie rock sound.
Their ever growing track record of gigs is one to be respected. After continuous live shows in their hometown of Dumfries, the four piece have began to merge with the scenes in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Carlisle supporting bands such as The Estrons. They also excelled at putting on their own headline show in Scotland’s music capital with support from some of the best up and coming acts Glasgow has to offer.
As well as performing at reputable venues around the country, Tiderays have also been involved in larger-scale events. They took to the stage during the Big Burns Supper Arts Festival in Dumfries at the start of the year alongside Scottish legend Eddi Reader and a host of other acts to toast the bard. The band have since went on to make their debut music festival appearance at Electric Fields Festival, sharing the stage with A-list acts such as Glass Animals and Dizzee Rascal while maintaining a modest approach to their music.

Tiderays’ primary task for now is to record and release some new tracks with a view to releasing a debut album in the near future in addition to supporting Shawn James towards the end of the year.



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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £8. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Saturday 7 December
DATE UNAVAILABLE FOR LIVE MUSIC
See clubs page for details on this date

Saturday 28 December
The LutrasThe Lutras

plus The Barstow Bats & DelaGrave

British Rock foursome The Lutras formed in Dumfries, Scotland in 2016. Two years hitting the live circuit playing over three hundred shows to impassioned audiences across the UK, has seen The Lutras master their live set, build a strong fanbase and forged their very own unique sound which sits somewhere between Rock and Pop.
Ben Clements (Vocals / Guitar), Danny Heron (Bass),Thomas Gillan (Guitar) & Finlay Maxwell (Drums) connected over a common Influence of 60’s/70’s rock. The sound was built on a mutual love of 60’s, big choruses, but it’s certainly not without its pop elements with comparisons to artists like the The Faces, Eagles, and Paulo Nutini.
Clements & Heron’s songwriting displays fine examples of their influences on debut single ‘Run & Hide’ released on 22nd November ’18. The first release has seen the bands fanbase grow from strength to strength with a sell out 350 cap hometown show at The Venue(Dumfries) in December to a sold out support slot with Vida at Liquid rooms, Edinburgh (800cap).
The band are currently locked away writing and recording demos to take into the studio with Bruce Rintoul (Twin Atlantic, Fatherson, The Lapelles) with at least two new singles planned for release this year. The next few months see the band tour all over the UK hitting Glasgow, London, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle & Manchester. Eden Festival, Electric Fields, Dogfest and many other festivals to be announced.


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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Tickets £5, or £7 on the door. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Wednesday 1 January
Goggsie's Midnight ScunnersGoggsie's Midnight Scunners

Goggsie's Midnight Scunners return for their annual New Year's Day bash at The Venue.

***TICKETS FOR THIS GIG ARE EXPECTED GO QUICKLY, PLEASE BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE FROM THE BAND DIRECT(see thier facebook page)***


From 3pm - 8pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £6. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Friday 24 January
Frankly The SmithsFrankly The Smiths

Frankly, The Smiths are a Scottish tribute act to The Smiths. The band formed in 2017, and since then have been performing all over Scotland on a regular basis, namely at the famous Ironworks in Inverness and the popular Sneaky Pete's in Edinburgh. The four piece delve deep into the indie legend's back catalogue, performing lengthy shows which please both the casual and devoted fan. The band have gained a dedicated following, all of whom believe that this is the only tribute act to see for the ultimate Smiths experience. Come and see what all the fuss is about and join them for their first outing in Dumfries at The Venue.

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £10. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Friday 7 February
The Springsteen SessionsThe Springsteen Sessions

As far as tributes to The Boss go, there’s none finer. From the moment The Springsteen Sessions arrive on the stage, they take you on a musical journey down E Street that will leave you enthralled, excited and exhausted, but, more importantly, wanting more. Covering over four decades of The Boss, this tight unit of accomplished musicians tear into such mighty classics as ‘Born To Run’, ‘Tenth Avenue Freeze Out’, ‘Glory Days’ and ‘Rosalita’ to name but a few. To the ‘True Springsteen Fan’, this will be a journey that they’ll never want to end. So sit back and enjoy the pure sounds of Bruce Springsteen and the legendary E Street Band via ‘The Springsteen Sessions’



From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission TBC. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Friday 27 March
Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy Guitarist)Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy Guitarist)

Eric Bell was founder member and the original guitarist of the rock group Thin Lizzy.

From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Tickets £15 . Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 18 April
McFleetwoodMcFleetwood

Celebrating one of the most iconic bands of all time, MCFLEETWOOD perform the classic sounds of FLEETWOOD MAC by recreating the finger picking styles of Lindsey Buckingham, the beautiful smokey tones of Stevie Nicks and the stunning elegance of Christine McVie, backed by a rhythm section who bring to life the solid grooves of Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. MCFLEETWOOD'S energetic performances will satisfy Mac fans old and new with classic hits such as Go Your Own Way, Don't Stop, Dreams, You Make Lovin' Fun, Gypsy, Little Lies, The Chain and many more.

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission TBC. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Promoters and bands interested in playing or using The Venue, please contact bookings@thevenuedumfries.co.uk.